Do we ever really take the time to think about what we are saying or doing? In my attempts to be a more optimistic person, I’m becoming increasingly aware of the negative things that I say.
Seriously, thinking through the day, how often do you find yourself saying something negative or acting in a negative way? The funniest thing to me is when I’m in my car listening to Hillsong worship music, praising and singing, but then someone will come out of no where and cut me off, where I then proceed to yell at them and probably shoot them a look or honk my horn. Now that probably isn’t the best example of Christian behavior, but you have to admit that there are times when we all act like that. (and I also have to admit that these sort of occurances are becoming less frequent!) Negativity sneaks in our lives in the littlest ways, and if gone unnoticed can have a major impact on our lives. So that is where this whole “Be Nice” idea comes in. I think we should all examine our lives and our everyday actions. Take the time to think about what you are saying and doing, and label your actions as positive or negative. Although the negativity will slip in there once and awhile..challenge yourself to be positive…strive to Be Nice…you don’t know how much a simple smile or encouraging compliment may impact another person’s life!